31 July 2017

Wonderchef Exclusive Brand Outlet Launch at Phoenix Marketcity, Pune!!!

Not everyone like entering the kitchen early morning, and there are few like me who believe ‘I can cook healthier(if not tastier) food to my kid than my cook’ and enter the kitchen. For all we women, the Wonderchef brand believes in kitchen being the ‘heart of our homes’, as it inspires us every day to create tasting memories with the food we cook for our loved ones, and has bought the kitchenware range which is a perfect blend of health, taste and convenience that inspires us to ‘cook with pride’. The pleasure to use them, the innovation, colours and designs, with uncompromising standards of quality makes cooking more interesting and fun with Wonderchef. Gone are those days when kitchenware were in metallic, blacks and greys. Every range is unique with Wonderchef, the vibrant Royal blue, purple, green, just not colours, but also unique prints in their Oscar and Picasso collection.
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Wonderchef Kitchenware as a company was born out of the ‘love of cooking’. Driven by passion of making kitchen the centre of wellness and goodness in homes, Wonderchef was created by two enthusiasts, Mr. Ravi Saxena and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in 2009. Wonderchef products are used in millions of homes in India where healthy and convenient cooking is a part of lifestyle. Wonderchef launched its first Exclusive Brand Outlet in Pune. The outlet is located at Pune’s Phoenix Marketcity, Viman Nagar. With this addition, now Wonderchef has 6 outlets in the country besides its omni-channel presence across 5000 retail outlets.
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On the launch occasion, Mr. Ravi Saxena, Managing Director, Wonderchef Home Appliances(P) Ltd said, “Wonderchef has grown into a trusted & the most loved brand of non-stick cookware and healthy appliances in the country. Our clear focus is to strengthen this positioning. Everything we would do over the next three years would be in this direction till such time we are one of the top 3 players in kitchen industry in India. As of now we have total 6 EBOs and we plan to open 2 more stores in Delhi and 1 in Bangalore by next month. Soon we are going to be present across Metros with partners who are passionate about cooking and want to be a part of the growing Wonderchef family”.
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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor launched the Outlet amongst a huge gathering and a live Cooking Competition was the highlight of the launch. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor judged the recipes and gave away prizes. He said, “I am very happy and overwhelmed to see the enthusiasm and zeal in the people of Pune. It gives me immense pleasure to see an evolving cooking culture with such innovative recipes. Wonderchef is committed to empowering women by enabling them to cook better. 
Wonderchef stores in Mumbai are located at Linking Road(Khar), Infiniti Mall(Andheri West), Viviana Mall(Thane), R-City Mall(Ghatkopar), Seawoods Mall(Vashi) and now at Phoenix Marketcity(Pune).

28 June 2017

Vijay Vilas Palace, Mandvi - A Photo Essay !!!

I was writing my last post on Laxmi Vilas Palace of Vadodara and realised though I had written about Vijay Vilas Palace of Mandvi under collective, I had missed a dedicated post for all the pics I had clicked of it. So here is a photo essay of Vijay Vilas Palace, which I visited few years back.
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Though Vijay Vilas is not as magnificent as Vadodara's Laxmi Vilas it was Ashutosh Gowariker's movies which made Kutch and Vijay Vilas Palace famous. Sets of his movies Lagaan and Mohenjo Daro were set in Kutch. The palace appeared as the British Royal residence in Lagaan and Aishwarya Rai's house in Hum Dil de Chuke Sanam. 
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This redstone structure was built by Maharaja Rao Vijayrajji, the Maharaja of Kutch. The structure is built in Rajput style with traces of Bengal adding to its beauty. Being a summer retreat, the palace is small compared to other palaces of the region and houses few artefacts, furniture and photoframes
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The palace is surrounded by thick green which shelters peacocks, jackals and wild ass. The top most floor has an arched balcony and gives beautiful view of the surrounding green.
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Maharaja Vijayraji's Chhatri as seen from balcony

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Mandvi Beach and Royal family private beach as seen from the top floor of the palace.

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That seems like wild boar head, not sure though

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Travel Tips

Vijay Vilas Palace is around 7km from Mandvi city and can be best reached by private vehicle. Its another half a km walk from the vehicle parking area to the palace.

Entry Fee
Regular Days 5 years to 11 years Rs. 15/-, above 11 years 30/-
Sundays and Public Holidays 5 years to 11 years Rs. 25/-, above 11 years 45/-
Mobile Camera Rs. 25/-
Still Camera Rs. 50/-
Video Camera 200/-

Timings
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

16 June 2017

Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara - Signifying the Maratha rule in Gujarat!!!

Been visited to Vijay Vilas Palace of Mandvi, I thought Vadodara's Laxmi Vilas Palace was related to it. Only to understand, they both were no where related except for being in the same state of Gujarat. While Vijay Vilas Palace is of Jadega Rajas of Kutch, Laxmi Vilas is of Gaekwad, the Maratha family who ruled Baroda state, the present day Vadodara of Gujarat state.
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On our trip to Ahmedabad and Vadodara, we reached Vadodara by 9 in the night and checked in to the OYO Rooms we had booked at Fatehjung road which was few minutes walk from Sayaji Baug. We had planned a two day stay at Vadodara, the first day for the city tour and the second to Pavagadh hills and Champaner. First day started with the visit to Laxmi Vilas Palace.
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The palace was built in 1890 in Indo-Saracenic style by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III. It still being the residence of the royal family, opens only a part to the public. You enter the palace through the back entrance of the palace, collect your audio guide if you wish and start your palace tour. After going through few of the exhibits inside the palace you are out to get the view of the main entrance of the palace which is on the opposite side. The stunning structure is so huge that its difficult to capture the entire structure in one frame. The beautiful greens and golf course makes the structure look even more beautiful.
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The ground has many statues and structures, off which the marble peacock urn is very well known. 
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Marble Peacock Urn in the palace ground

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Palace tower as seen from Marble Peacock Urn 

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A beautiful painting on the outer wall of the palace.
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Intricate carving on the window wall on the upper floor of the palace
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Watch for 2 crocodiles, 4 monkeys and bunches of grapes 


The palace has a huge collection of artefacts from different parts of the world, not to forget the original paintings of Raja Ravi Varma. The Durbar hall with chandeliers, stained glass window, Italian mosaic flooring has been the Bollywood hotspot with shoots going on most of the time. There is a cafeteria and souvenir shop too in the building. The palace compound also houses Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum and Moti Baug Palace both have separate entry gates from the main road and photography is strictly prohibited inside the palace and museum.


Travel Tips

Location
The palace is on the Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, around 3.5km from Vadodara Bus stand and railway station. And around 9km from Airport. 

Entry Fee and timing
Palace 
Rs. 225/- for Indians and Rs. 400/- for Foreigners
10:00 am to 5:00 pm 
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

Palace Museum 
Rs. 80/ for Indians and Rs. 150/- for Foreigners 
10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays

3 June 2017

'Little Chefs Workshop' with Amrita Kaur at Godrej Nature's Basket!!!

I have been associated with Godrej group for quite sometime. And Godrej Nature's Basket has been one of my favorite Food stores, for their variety and quality of food offered. Recently I was invited  to cover their Kids Workshop by Amrita Kaur at their Koregaon Park Store here in Pune. Being on her summer vacation kiddo didn't wanted to miss the workshop and were we both at their store last weekend. 
The recipes included Rainbow noodles Salad with Peanut butter dressing, Rainbow Nice Cream topped with nutty sprinkles and delicious Mango No-Bake Cheesecake Tart, easy, no flame colourful recipes which the kids really enjoyed whipping. Amrita wore Rainbow shades as well to go with the theme, and she made the workshop more interactive and interesting by giving kids nutrition, health and food vocab gyan.

No Bake Cheese Cake


Ingredients:
  • 1 Packet digestive biscuits, crushed coarsely.
  • Toasted nuts of your choice(almonds/pistachio/walnuts)
  • 2-3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • Pinch of Salt
For the cheesecake
  • 1 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • Fresh mango pulp + sliced for garnish
  • 2 table spoos caster sugar
  • Juice/zest of half a lemon
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
Method
  • Combine the crushed biscuits with the nuts, melted butter, cardamom powder and salt in a mixing bowl. Take a spoonful and press tightly on bottom tightly on bottom of a tart shell.
  • Blend cream cheese, whipped cream mango puree, lemon juice & zest and cardamom powder and sugar using an electrical mix or a whisk until well combined. Top this cheesecake filling over the prepared tart crust and refrigerate.

Rainbow Noodles Salad(with peanut butter dressing)

Ingredients:
  • 50g soba noodles, boiled as per package instruction.
  • 1/2 cup mixed veggies, julienned(carrot, purple cabbage, spring onions, red & yellow bell peppers, raw mango)
  • Few springs of fresh coriander.
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame tp sprinkle on top.
For Peanut Dressing
  • 1 table spoon peanut butter
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce.
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 1/2 inch ginger grated
  • Few tablespoons water(to thin the dressing)
Method:
  • Toss all the Salad elements together veggies and noodles. Pour the prepared dressing over it and give it a good mix. Serve in a salad bowl with sesame and coriander on top.
Peanut Butter Dressing
Whisk all the ingredient together(Peanut butter, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, soy, honey, garlic, ginger and water as required)

Chef's Gyan: prepare dressing in glass jar, if excess can be stored and refrigerated for next use.

Rainbow Nice Cream


Ingredients
  • 2 Bananas, sliced and frozen
For Variations
  • 1 tablespoon fresh strawberries/raspberries
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon Blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mango slices
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cardamom powder
  • Toasted nuts to top(almonds, pistachio & cranberries) finely chopped
Method
  • Make sure that banana are ripe. Slice and freeze. When the bananas are fully frozen, toss them into a food processor or high speed blender and blend until you achieve a consistency that resembles soft serve ice cream
  • Divide into 5 portions. Set one aside
  • Add strawberries/raspberries to one & blend
  • Add cocoa powder + vanilla to second & blend
  • Add blueberries to the third & blend
  • Finally mango slice & cardamom powder to the fourth and blend
  • Transfer all the blended flavours in one big bowl. Cream swirl using a spoon. Make sure to not mix completely.
Note: If your blender is having trouble processing, you can add 1-2 tablespoons milk/nut milk/soy milk to make it easier.
All smiles with their Rainbow Nice cream

Armita's Veggie, Fruit Vocab Gyan

Avacado in Hindi - Makhan Phal
Jamun in English - Black Plum
Fruit with 1000 seeds - Strawberry

These are only ones I could recall ;)

The store also had a photo booth where kids got their framed photographs in chef look. All in all the day was well spent whipping some yummy colorful dishes with lovely chef.

29 May 2017

Havells New Range of Personal Grooming Products!!!

The brand Havells reminds most of us with the switches, cables and ceiling fans, the ads of which we have been watching on TV. But Havells brand has entered most of the electrical consumer products today, including Havells Future Smart Kitchen appliance range.

The brand recently launched personal grooming range, which includes male grooming range, female grooming range and pretty baby hair clipper. I got to experience few of their female grooming ranges few days back and here is something about their products and my views,

The female range includes,
Silent Hair dryer
Compact Hair dryer
Hair Straightener
Bikini Trimmer(wet/dry use) Price Rs. 2,195/-

Silent Hair Dryer:

This 1500W dryer comes with double protection against over heating, other features are

  • Ionic care for frizz free hair
  • Concentrator with fixed nozzle
  • 3 temperature settings
  • Foldable handle

Price: Rs. 1,795/-

My view: With my wavy hairs the ionic care would be really helpful, to get a frizz free soft hair. I always wonder why can't we get the salon blow-dry effect with our regular hair dryers, the concentrator would help this a bit, in getting the blow-dry effect to my hair. Foldable handle makes it more handy and less space consuming. And the most important pro of this is its silent feature.

Compact Hair Dryer

This 1200W powerful dryer comes with,

  • Detachable concentrator for focused airflow
  • Honeycomb inlet
  • 3 temperature setting
  • Foldable handle

Price: Rs. 1,195/-

My view: This is more compact when compared to the Silent Hair Dryer and has almost same features with concentrator and foldable handle. Since it is compact model, the concentrator also can be detached, which makes it more handy. 

Hair Straightener

This comes with,

  • Titanium Coated floating plates for superior performance
  • Instant Heating in 30 seconds
  • LED Digital display with temperature control

Price: Rs. 2,695/-

My view: I have been using straighteners with ceramic coated plates, but this Titanium coated plates felt more easy and smooth on my hair. Though most of the hair straightener come with temperature control, this comes with the digital display which displays exact temperature, which helps you decide on the heat requirement better. I got my hair straightened at their promotional event, the hair stayed straightened for almost an hour, and the smoothness of the hair stayed till next hair wash. I rather prefer the smooth settled hair after straightening rather than its immediate effect.

Baby Hair Clipper

One of the prettiest grooming accessory I found in their range was baby hair clipper. This comes with,

  • Super silent feature
  • IPX5 Washable system
  • Skin Friendly hypoallergenic blades
  • LED Indicator

Price: Rs. 2,695/-

My review: I feel its silent feature is what makes it unique, especially when it comes to baby's comfort. To add to its silent feature, hypoallergenic blades and IPX5 washable system adds to the safety of the baby's soft and tender skin. IPX5 is the water resistant property of the blade metal, which prevents it from rusting. The look of the clipper is also pretty, white body with toon print and a small blue LED indicator at the bottom.

The Male Grooming range includes,
Electric Shaver - 4D Floating blades with active contour
Electric Shaver - Floating Dual Track 3 Blade Shave
Beard Trimmers
Go Styler(4-in-1 Grooming kit)
Teen Shaver
Nose and ear Trimmer

If you have tried any of their products, do share with us your experience. 

15 April 2017

Skywatch - Emirates Group Building!!!

Hubby was placed at Emirates Airlines Dubai from 2005 to 2010 and was lucky enough to work at the Emirates Airlines Headquarters, one of the best corporate buildings of the world and got to be part of many air shows and witness them so close.
Emirates Airlines Head Quarter Building opened in 2007 is just in front of Dubai Airport and the building in itself is worth a visit. The Airline has its own dedicated terminal in Dubai International Airport and has a tunnel connecting the terminal and Head quarter Building for its staff. They have their Metro station too, which connects the station directly to building.
Headquarter building and Metro station connected by pass way

The Metro train in between Airport Station and Emirates Headquarter station.
Yet another advantage of working at this building for hubby was the view of aircraft's during air shows at office comfort. Below is the pic of Airbus A380 the world's largest passenger aircraft at one of the airshows. Behind it is Emirates airship hangar, the place to park and service the aircraft.
 
Yet another view of the mega flight clicked at one of the airshows.
Happy Skywatching!!!

23 March 2017

An Artist Playing Harp @Dubai Mall...

When I saw this artist playing Harp at Dubai Mall, I was just not mesmerized by the music, but introduced to a completely new instrument, which was even taller than the artist herself. A string instrument which was no where similar to common string instruments like guitar, violin, veena or sitar.
When I searched for Harp on net, it initially connected me to European string instruments, but further through, it showed evidence of Tamil Sangam literature and Samudragupta connecting it to Indian history. 
As per wikipedia,
It has a number of individual strings running at an angle to its soundboard, which are plucked with the fingers. They vary globally in many ways. In terms of size, many smaller harps can be played on the lap, whereas larger harps are quite heavy and rest on the floor. Different harps may use strings of catgut or nylon, or of metal, or some combination.
 
The show was at the indoor fountain of the Dubai Mall, which is one of the main attractions of the mall. Check out more on this instrument here.

17 March 2017

Citrus Hotels Lonavala - Review

I was at Citrus Hotels Lonavala for Corporate meet few months back for a two days stay. The hotel is very close to Lonavala station and easily accessible. It was corporate booking and the check-in was quite quick.
The room we stayed was very well done, while few of my colleagues had complaints on maintenance. Rooms have mini fridge, snack basket, tea/coffee maker, safe, flat screen TV, guest slippers. Bathroom is glass partitioned and well maintained with toiletry kit, hair dryer and bath gown. Since its amidst the city, view is no great, not to expect anything for a hill station. Most of the room windows open inside the hotel towards the restaurant which looses privacy. 


Food was good, in open space restaurant with Indian and Mediterranean spreads. Breakfast is complimentary. They also have 24 hours coffee shop and cocktail lounge at the restaurant area.
There is swimming pool and enough place for ball games towards the back of the hotel. Also carrom board and pool table at the restaurant area. There is a private mini theater, best thing when you are in group and looking for a night out, watching movie.
The business center is quite sufficient for a meet of around 30 people. On the first evening we had karaoke party arranged by our management, while second day the hotel had arranged for DJ night.
You can check out the price on their website here.

4 March 2017

Ahmedabad Chronicles IV - Stambh and Minar of Ahmedabad...

While the Mahastambh stands tall in front of Hutheesing Jain Temple, the Jhulta Minara showcases the great craftsmanship. 
Mahavir Stambh
Tall towers have been representing victory and pride since ages. A replica of the Victory tower of Chittorgarh, this 78ft Mahastambh stands tall in the courtyard of Hutheesing Jain temple in Ahmedabad. Having heard a lot about Chittrogarh victory tower, we did not wanted to miss a visit to Hutheesing ni Wadi when in Ahmedabad. The structure is intricately carved with motifs, gods and godddess.

The temple reminded me of the 72 Jinalaya of Mandvi. Dedicated to lord Dharmanath, the main shrine is surrounded by shrines dedicated to 24 thirthankaras and other gods and goddess. Photography is restricted inside the temple premises.
Jhulta Minara
Very close to Kalupur Railway station is Sidi Bashir Minars, well known as Jhulta(shaking) Minara. Built by Sidi Bashir who was famous architect in the reign of Sultan Mahmud Shah I(1458-1511 AD), these 100ft tall minars are famous for their shaking property. If you shake one minar at the top, the second minar vibrates too. Unfortunately, climbing the minar has been restricted recently, but you can enjoy the great craftsmanship on the walls of this three storeyed minar.

 
I got to know about the Jhulta Minara through Sanrachana a series on EPIC channel. Check out the trailer of the episode below.
 
Travel info: 
 Hutheesing Jain Temple
Timing: 09:00 am to 01:00 pm and 05:00 pm, Everyday.
Temple is at Bardolpura, Madhupura, 3.6 km from Ahmedabad Station.
Jultha Minara
Timing: 05:00 am to 08:00 pm, Everyday
Minaras are near Kalupur Railway Station Road, Sakar Bazzar, Kalupur, Ahmedabad

18 February 2017

Lake View Cafe - Renaissance, Mumbai


Renaissance Powai is one of the well known land marks of Mumbai. The view of this Marriot group luxury stay and din place is well known for any one traveling on JVLR. Powai lake view from its rooms and restaurants make the place unique and has been Bollywood hot spot. We had come across their coupons on Dinout app and planned for lunch on my birthday. When we checked at the reception about the coupon, they said they were no longer collaborated with Din out and agreed for a direct discount.
Pic Courtesy The Marriot







This Multi cuisine restaurant offers buffet service with variety of spreads including salads, Indian main course, rice, pastes, noodles. While the buffet includes Indian Gravies, surprisingly rotis(Indian breads) are not included in the buffet, you need to order separately. The Indian street food counter is one of the highlights of the restaurant. The dessert and salad counter at the entrance of the restaurant attracts most of the kids.
Pic Courtesy The Marriot
If you look for more luxurious dinning option, you can book a separate private dining section at Emperor's Court, or if you just want to experience the Mumbai Local snacks, desserts, brewed Cuppa coffee at the Five star luxury you can opt for Mumbai Express. 

For booking check their website here. Dinner for 2 people at Lake View Cafe - Rs. 3000(approx)

Note: Since it was my b'day I was busy clicking my own selfies and pics, and forgot to click pics of food and the cafe ;) So took courtesy of Marriot Page.